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Nylon Strand for Parakeet Toy

I was looking through Drsfostersmith website and I saw these wonderful foraging and picking apart toys. Birds love to use their beaks to pick things. It is not just the physical playing, but it makes them think about the toy and feel wild.

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I wanted Periwinkle to have one of these. I was working on some things using that nylon string. (It is so pretty when crocheted.) Generally I don't like to use it much other than for crochet.

I noticed it looks like the toys at Drsfostersmith and I decided to tie a strand in his cage and start to unravel it a little, pulling the parts of it apart and let him play with it. He really does play with it all the time, as a matter of fact, he tries to stick it through the cage and give it to Phoenix, who is our rooster, to play with too. Of course Phoenix does not really care to play with it.

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In the photo you see how Periwinkle has played with it to the point of making it into a ball of fluff. When I first put it in there were just four or so strands apart.

It has really helped him to have toys he likes to play with. He gets so happy, you can see him get all busy. I would never make a loop with it, where they could get caught, but I use a straight piece of string and he has a ball with it. There are about three or four of them all throughout the cage. He refuses to come out of his cage and dearly loves his little abode, so I try to make it as nice as possible for him.

Blessings.

By Robyn from Tri-Cities, TN

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September 30, 20110 found this helpful

No Photo Robyn, but I have a good imagination, so I can just picture it in my mind. You have to be a very busy lady.

I love your animals stories and it's so obvious that you pay a lot of attention to them and their needs. Your children benefit so much for being in a home that loves and cares for animals too. You are a fantastic mom for sharing your home with so many different types of pets. It takes a lot of work and many hours of study to know what you're doing. Your children

are some of the luckiest ones in the world.

Thank you for sharing your "adventures" with us. Another thumbs up for you.

Pookarina

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October 10, 20110 found this helpful

Hi there and thank you for the sweet comments! We do love having our pets! Here is a photo for the nylon toy and how Perry is hiding out of sight...he only likes his bff, the rooster, who has been roosting outdoors at night, before it gets too cold. Perry is such a sight!

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December 13, 20120 found this helpful

I would only suggest that you keep a close eye on this. Everytime I tried putting anything like that in my bird's cages, they wind up getting their toe or foot caught and are unable to get out of it. I have had to (usually) cut the strands off. Once, one of my birds had a couple of strands caught so tightly around her toe that it was almost impossible to cut it off because her toe was so swollen.

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